EducationUnlike other tutors, I have been a college writing teacher and tutor for many years. So I bring a teacher's knowledge and skill set to my tutoring. I will teach your student to craft persuasive expository essays with a step-by-step approach to the writing process.
I am patient, kind, and resourceful and my students often stay with me for a year or longer. They enjoy my relaxed but rigorous approach to tutoring.
My education includes a BA Summa Cum Laude from Cornell University, an MA in English and a Masters in Reading from UC Berkeley.
ExperienceWhen I taught composition and literature to college students, I showed my students how to write a powerful thesis and to structure an essay that flows from this thesis.
I developed creative assignments to challenge students to think critically about literature. I inspired students to love poetry, and to appreciate British and American literature.
Whatever the student's writing assignment, I can use my high school and college experience to help the student think creatively about the writing.
I have helped students at College Prep, Head Royce, and Berkeley HS to write successful expository and argumentative essays.
I work well with a range of students from those who are underperforming in English and history classes to students in AP English and college literature.
HobbiesCycling with friends, reading, rambling with my wife and friends over East Bay trails; traveling (I lived and taught English in Chile and journeyed through most of the countries in South America). Studying advanced Spanish. Staying in touch with my niece, who is a freshman at UCLA, and my nephew, who attends Carleton College.
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Bruce has been teaching my son for almost a year now. I like the way he teaches. My son's writing skills in English has improved remarkably. I would recommend him highly to anyone who is interested in mastering the art of writing and critically analyzing english literature.
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